2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at SEMA review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 2 November 2012 , 09:11:24 byAngela

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Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at SEMA

Americans from Ford have revealed the new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at the SEMA Motor Show that takes place this week in Las Vegas. The Racing branch has developed a prototype version of the model offering a new V8 engine. The 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet features a supercharger that is capable of offering instant power, but it also needs a great amount of power at high boost levels.

Actually Ford mentions that the 2.9-liter engine that power the 2013 Mustang, needs 100 horsepower to drive the supercharger. This is not really a problem for the American carmaker. Its engineers have provided two turbochargers that combined produce a great deal of power without the losses registered by the superchargers. To be more precise, the current concept car features small turbos that obtain the necessary airflow. Also, the engineers have provided other elements that improve responsiveness and lower internal friction, for a clear an efficient circuit.

Unfortunately there is no available information on the horsepower produced. Also there is no way of knowing if the carmaker plans to turn this twin-turbocharged version into reality, so if it will reach the production level. For the ones that do not know yet, the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept receives power from a 5.0-liter V8 engine which is also available with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger, but it can also be without it.

It seems that the carmaker will only produce 50 units and the starting price was established at $85.490. After the SEMA Motor Show, Ford Racing engineers will continue the development process for the twin-turbo Cobra trying to improve both its performance and the durability. This is all the available details on the matter, but stay tuned for more.